Costs Of Attendance (COA)

The average COA of Public Colleges in 2019 is $20,507 for state residents and $27,199 for out-of-state students including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room & board (on-campus), and other living expenses.
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Table. 2019 Average Costs of Attendance for Public Colleges
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$6,395$13,087 $11,176$20,337
Books & Supplies$1,400$1,400
Room & Board$9,353$9,353
Other Expenses$3,360$3,360
COA$20,507$27,199 $25,288$34,449
2018-2019 Average Cost of Attendance For Public Colleges

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2019 is $6,395 for state residents and $13,087 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years as well as recent year average tuition & fees.
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Table. 2019 Average Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2015-2019)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2014-2015$4,670$996$10,720$1,068
2015-2016$4,740$1,017$10,909$1,100
2016-2017$4,961$1,057$11,328$1,132
2017-2018$5,122$1,088$11,644$1,168
2018-2019$5,253$1,142$11,864$1,223
Public Colleges - Undergraduate Average Tuition & Fees (2015-2019)

Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The average graduate program tuition & fees of Public Colleges in 2019 is $11,176 for state residents and $20,337 for out-of-state students . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition & fees for Public Colleges over last 5 years.
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Table. 2019 Average Graduate Tuition & Fees Changes for Public Colleges (2015-2019)
In-StateOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2014-2015$8,537$1,539$16,962$1,771
2015-2016$8,754$1,578$17,369$1,835
2016-2017$9,135$1,551$17,949$1,771
2017-2018$9,408$1,559$18,327$1,772
2018-2019$9,575$1,602$18,531$1,807
Public Colleges - Graduate Average Tuition & Fees (2015-2019)

Tuition Per Credit Hour (Part-time Students)

The undergraduate average cost per credit hour of Public Colleges in 2019 is $214 for state residents and $469 for out-of-state students. The graduate average cost per credit hour is $489 for state residents and $904 for out-of-state students. . Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average tuition per credit hour over last 5 years.
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Table. 2019 Average Cost Per Credit Hour for Public Colleges (2015-2019)
UndergraduateGraduate
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
2014-2015$194$447 $441$826
2015-2016$196$455 $456$856
2016-2017$203$469 $466$869
2017-2018$209$479 $479$885
2018-2019$214$469 $489$904
Public Colleges - Average Cost Per Credit Hour (2015-2019)

Living Costs

The average living costs of Public Colleges in 2019 is $12,712 when a student lives on campus such as dormitory and school' apartment and $13,211 living off campus including room, board, and other living expenses. Next table and chart illustrate the changes of average living costs over last 5 years for Public Colleges.
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Table. 2019 Average Living Costs for Public Colleges (2015-2019)
On-CampusOff-Campus
Room&BoardOther ExpensesRoom&BoardOther Expenses
2014-2015 $8,381$3,246 $8,417$3,802
2015-2016 $8,564$3,238 $8,671$3,977
2016-2017 $8,867$3,307 $8,763$3,866
2017-2018 $9,115$3,330 $8,993$3,886
2018-2019 $9,353$3,360 $9,247$3,964
Public Colleges - Average Living Costs (2015-2019)

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